Katherine Hetzel


Katherine Hetzel has been an egg-pickler, weigher-outer of pic’n’mix sweets, bacon-and-cheese-slicer, a pharmaceutical microbiologist (the serious job choice), a mum, a learning assistant, and a volunteer librarian at a primary school. At the moment, she’s a published author who writes fiction for children and visits schools to share her love of creative writing with lots of little people.

She has published two short story collections (Granny Rainbow and More Granny Rainbow) for primary school children, based on a character who has a knack for solving problems using coloured potions and powders.

Katherine’s novels are fantasy adventures for middle grade readers, published with Dragonfeather Books in the US and available in the UK via Amazon and to order via bookshops. Both StarMark and Kingstone have been well received by a wide variety of readers.

Katherine also writes short stories for adults. Several have been accepted for publication in anthologies, including Stories for Homes, Something Rich and Strange, and A Seeming Glass. She was also longlisted and published in the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize Anthology 2017. She blogs about life and writing at Squidge’s Scribbles, http://squidgesscribbles.blogspot.co.uk, and is a member of the Word Cloud writing community.